Wharariki Beach Walking Track, Golden Bay

5.0
#1 of 6 in Parks in Golden Bay
Marvel at one of the most stunning beaches in New Zealand at Wharariki Beach Walking Track, which follows a shoreline with crashing waves, big sand dunes, and towering cliffs. Trekking the entire beach can take several hours, so plan your visit with plenty of time to spare. Wear warm clothing to protect you from the intense wind, and consider visiting during low tide when the most sand is exposed. If you would rather ride than walk, check out horseback riding services instead. To visit Wharariki Beach Walking Track on your holiday in Collingwood, and find out what else Collingwood has to offer, use our Collingwood route app .
Create an itinerary including Wharariki Beach Walking Track

(Collingwood is the nearest city to Wharariki Beach Walking Track)

map
Wharariki Beach Walking Track Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5.0
176 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • The Wharariki beach is the most beautiful beach which we ever seen haben...wenn you is time there to the low tide, it is possible the baby seals at the "splash" to see. This region invites you to the "Gang let down switch, reset, and drift". Here you can get free head. The beach is very wide, feinsandig and simply just beautiful to explore...
    View original
  • 30+ knots with blowing sand on the beach. Access track was good, some sand hills to climb and descend.  more »
  • Wharariki beach was on our must see list however when we arrived at the car park & saw how packed it was & the procession of people heading up the 15 to 20 minute track to the beach we did feel a bit ...  more »
Places to stay near Wharariki Beach Walking Track

Plan your trip to Golden Bay

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Wharariki Beach Walking Track by other users

2 days in Golden Bay BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND June, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 59 days in South Island BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND June, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 6 days in Abel Tasman National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: January, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Abel Tasman National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: January, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Golden Bay BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: January, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 16 days in Nelson-Tasman Region BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: January, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 24 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, outdoors, romantic, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Abel Tasman National Park BY A USER FROM CANADA February, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Kaiteriteri BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, culture, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in Takaka BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 29 days in Takaka BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND February, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 11 days in Milford Sound & Nelson-Tasman Region BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans